McDonnell's sham surplus
August 15, 2012
Governor McDonnell's office released today, "during his annual remarks to the annual meeting of the General Assembly Joint Money Committees that Virginia has posted a total revenue and savings surplus of $448.5 million dollars for FY 2012."
Progressive Point: Virginians need leaders who will invest in our future, not pass the buck down the road. All Virginians have gotten from Governor McDonnell are budget gimmicks and accounting games, not real solutions. Communities and working families have faced cut after cut to essential services from Bob McDonnell.
The Commonwealth and working Virginians are falling behind. Bob McDonnell has maxed out our credit card, cut billions of dollars from education, and failed to solve our looming transportation crisis. When I have $50 in my bank account at the end of the month, but thousands of dollars in late bill payments, credit card debt, and student loans, I don't crow about my stellar financial management--and neither should McDonnell.
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